Domaine d'activité
Sciences appliquées
Fermented beverages
Marquette-lez-Lille, France
Type de contrat
Permanent Contract
+10 years

Description de l'offre

The job is based in the all-new Fermentis Campus located in Marquette-lez-Lille (59 – Nord) in northern France. The site will be up-and-running in April 2022. On site, a new expertise centre dedicated to applied research and education, called the “Fermentis Academy”, will include a technical hall with a state-of-the-art pilot brewery designed for Fermentis, with amongst other a brewhouse and over 50 cutting-edge fermenters.

Under the responsibility of the Fermentis Academy Manager, we are recruiting a Head Brewer whose main task will be to ensure the performance of the production unit, from the programming to the daily use, and respecting the production schedule.

You’ll be in charge of:

–          Managing production according to the defined schedule, up to the packaging (bottles, kegs, oak barrels,…),

–          Helping in the creation of recipes,

–          Ensuring the cleaning and maintenance of the production unit and installations,

–          Managing stock of end product and traceability, as well as a set of oak barrels,

–          Overseeing the supply of raw materials according to the schedule and manage their storage,

–          Compiling budget (CAPEX & OPEX) and monitor & manage expenses in line with budget,

–          Helping in the creation of training tools and/or presentations,

–          Writing procedures (SOP’s – production, cleaning, maintenance, stocks management,…),

You respect and enforce safety rules.
You are responsible for the food-standard safety and quality of the products produced.
You will be required to give presentations and participate at team events and international trade shows.

You’ll be accompanied by an assistant brewer who you’ll manage and will be expected to help him grow and develop over time.



Agricultural engineer or equivalent, ideally completed by a brewing engineer degree. You have over 10 years of experience as an industrial or craft brewer. You’ve ‘mastered the art’ of brewing, which is a skill you are passionate about. You’re in good physical shape (load carrying, cleaning of installations, …).

You speak fluent English.

Organised, rigorous and flexible, you are uncompromising on safety and quality.

Naturally curious and open, you like to communicate and share your passion and knowledge orally and in writing (PowerPoint Presentations). Working in project mode helps you manage schedules, resources, stocks and deliver according to deadlines.

You are keen to join a very innovative team and face the challenges of our common passion: beverage fermentation.

Description de l'entreprise

As a global renowned player in the yeast and fermentation sector, Lesaffre designs and produces innovative solutions for bread making and food, taste & pleasure, as well as health and biotechnologies.  

Lesaffre is a family-owned company, born in the North of France in 1853. With local offices throughout the world and a multicultural work environment, the Group employs over 10,000 people in over 80 subsidiaries spread across over 50 countries. Turnover is 2.2 billion euros.

Created in 2003, Fermentis is the Group’s Business Unit dedicated to the development and sales of ferments and derivatives for the industry of beer, wine, spirits, and any other fermented beverages in the world.

To become “the obvious choice for beverage fermentation”, the mission at Fermentis is to create and deliver value based on reliable and innovative ferments and derivatives, providing sustainable technical solutions to the benefit of all involved stakeholders.